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Keeping it classy. A black and white themed build.

by blackzaru

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This is my gaming/rendering rig. It's my daily driver, and I spared no expense to get a great looking and performing machine. Basically it does everything right in near total silence without looking tacky with a classic black and white look.

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FlickBait 10 points 6 months ago

Best aircooled build I've ever seen. notices gpu

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 6 points 6 months ago

I know I know, but I really do want the best clocks and the most silent build possible. And given Pascal heavily downclocks the max turbo with even a few degrees, the hybrid GPU was a must. (that, and it's generally more silent than most other gpus)

Otherwise: the Meshify C is a godly case for Airflow, especially at this price point. And, well... The rest is Noctua's... So... Nuff said.

itstan 8 points 6 months ago

I like how a "classy" build is better looking than a "3000 DOLLAR ULTIMATE RGB GAMING" rig.

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 4 points 6 months ago

Thanks.

DarTroX 10 Builds 5 points 6 months ago

its just missing an adidas logo now

+1 for the badass colors though

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 5 points 6 months ago

I'll use a cringy, black and white, "impossible is nothing" desktop wallpaper. Close enough for the adidas sponsorship?

And thanks.

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 4 points 6 months ago

Black and White without RGB. I like it!

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

Thanks!

S7orm 2 points 6 months ago

It's fantastic and a pretty similar setup to what I'm going to build (but Intel).

One thing I noticed about the Meshify is it looks like the Dark TG version instead of the regular (might want to update the list). Also, did you buy the white I/O brackets separately or does it ship with them?

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I had them from another fractal design case. To my luck, they had the exact same pattern, so perfect for my build.

JohnyM 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

It's brilliant! +1

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks!

HellRaizrRod 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Yum yum meshify that ish! That cooler is daunting I love it. Lol

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

The NH-D15 sure is beefy, barely fits in the case, especially with the Chromax covers.

Benjamin1966 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Do you find it noisy at all with the meshify?

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Not at all, given the amount of fans (and their quality) in the build, I can run all fans at ridiculously low RPMs when idle and still maintain very good airflow and temps. While I have more aggressive fan curves that kick up when gaming or rendering, I usually have my headset on at that point, so I don't hear a thing anyway.

Benjamin1966 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Ah, nice.

ExWayne 1 point 6 months ago

looks super solid it just sucks that the radiator tubes stick out so far

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Yeah, I have no control over that, although, as you can maybe see on the last picture, I placed it behind the lip, against the mushed part on the back (under the radiator), it's holding there without even touching the glass, although, I would have preferred shorter tubes.

dallasmarlow 1 point 6 months ago

well done

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks.

Velcade 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

'>$200 in fans. Respect +1

How loud are those industrial fans? I've got a Meshify C case sitting around that I'd like to populate with Noctua Industrials...

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

If you properly set your fan curves, or run them in silent settings: not at all. They are basically the same as any other Noctua fans, but with slightly more robust bearings to support up to 2000 or 3000 rpm.

MisterFluffer 1 point 6 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! I only wish that there was a non-tinted side panel so you'd be able to see the white accents better.

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks a lot!

CooproxXo1 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Saweeet

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!

AidanRiches 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I'll be building a black and white build as well, although sadly I shall be bowing to the RGB gods. Very nice build(I hope mine looks half as good).

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks.

aud10_fr3ak 1 point 6 months ago

nice sleeved cables. nice build/aesthetic

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks

JimmyTheJimJimmies 1 point 6 months ago

This is an inspiration. I'm looking to build the white equivalent of this :)

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks, and good luck!

Defpoint 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Doing a similar air cooled build in a meshify case. Looking to get Noctua Chromax fans but not sure in what configuration. Can you describe what size fans you use and where? For example the meshify user guide doesn’t show the case supporting 140mm exhaust, but I think you’re doing it.

Also do you think static pressure fans would be best for intake or air flow fans are fine pulling air through the mesh?

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

The mesh ain't thick enough to hinder the airflow, so airflow fans will do the trick.

I'm using a 2x140mm front, 2x140mm top, 1x120mm bottom, and 1x120mm rear config.

You can also pull a config with 3x120mm in the front instead of the 2x140mm.

The case does not support 140mm rear exhaust, unfortunately.

Luixuis 1 point 6 months ago

This is godly. Nice build.

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks

Synthisis_ 1 point 6 months ago

Looks super sweet, how loud is it?

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Not loud at all, barely audible while idle (my monitor's little buzzing noise actually covers it, when my monitor slightly buzzes somehow), and, given I have my headset when I'm gaming, not audible at all.

Synthisis_ 1 point 6 months ago

Awsome

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks.

SpaceyIsLazy 1 point 6 months ago

what I'm wondering is where in the hell is the front page feature for this build? Beautiful build you got there. Hope it lasts you a long time and does you a great job.

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Looked at the front page for a while, seen a few build with 20+ upvotes got on there, mine got 40+ within the first day. Meh... No biggie, I just love showing my work. Thanks man.

vseddie 1 point 6 months ago

Looks great! I just ordered the same case and Noctua fans except they are the Chromax ones. They only go upto 1500rpm though. What speed do you run yours at?

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Running them ranging from 20 to 80% (custom curve), so 400 to 1600 rpm. Although, they never even hit 1600rpm, given they never hit the temperature threshold to hit that part of the fan curve.

MichealJoeden 1 point 5 months ago

3 builds ... on the same day! How does the 2400g perform for you? Can it run AAA at low settings or is it not possible?

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Well, 3 builds in 2 weeks, posted on the same day.

Although, you are not on the build with the 2400G, I will answer your question: AAA games are hard to run on it. On low settings, expect about 30FPS at 1080p in games like Witcher 3. Although, If you play at 720p, it will happily sit around 60fps. Overclocking it can give a good 15%+ improvement in fps if you get a good chip.

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Nice, build ! What RPM is the gpu fan running to reach your stated 60c ? What OC are you running. Does running the CPU at full load effect the GPU underload - since your exhaust more hot air through the rad ? If so how much ?

I have a mini c with a 2080 ti and D15 - I'm thinking about getting the hybrid when it comes out instead. Temps are pretty insane.

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

The fan on the gpu has a slightly more aggressive curve than the others: 0% below at 30 degrees, 0-40% at 40 degrees, 40-55% at 50 degrees, 55-70% at 60 degrees, 70-90% at 70 degrees, 95-100% at 75 degrees and up.

Running the gpu at full load does, in fact, slightly rise the temperatures by about 2 to 3 degrees on the GPU (versus a normal gaming load). However, even running a full GPU+ CPU stress test made the temperature get to insane levels.

Basically: it's perfectly manageable.

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Hmm I have a 2080ti ftw3 and with an oc my GPU goes to like 83c at 100% fan speed and 70c at stock clocks at 100% fan speed. Im looking at getting the kit to put on it.

What temp does the GPU get to under full load by it self and then with the CPU under load thrown into the mix ? With 100% fan speed ? full load 100% just give me the worse case scenario, id rather know that :)

How flexible is that tubing ? Im getting the ftw3 so its going to be closer to the glass panel, but I should be able to bend it like you did.

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Honestly, I don't know, I would have to try it out, but I never felt the need of 100% fan speed, even when stress testing my OC on furmark.

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Could you do it for me ? Ill be forever grateful ! I just need to know the maximum cooling protentional. This will confirm my purchase of the hybrid kit ;)

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I'll try to remember once I get home. However, it's not the same lineup of cards, so the TDP output won't be the same, and the power limit on my card is 120% while I think it's 130% on yours. So, results will have to be taken with a grain of salt.

Tower-CG 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks for posting this! Lovely build, and it's really inspiring, as I've thought about going black and white with the build I'm doing now :D I think I'll end up using a few more lights, but I like the white and black contrast :D

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Thanks a lot!

axnguyen77 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you for posting this. I have been trying to see if it was possible to use a Hybrid GPU with a NH-D15 inside a Meshify C. You pulled it off perfectly!

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

My pleasure.

axnguyen77 1 point 4 months ago

One question for you: are all your fans set up to be intake, with just the GPU radiator/fan as exhaust? Or is one of your fans up top set up to be exhaust?

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Front and lower fans: intakes. Top and rear fans (+GPU): exhausts.

So, I've got 1x120 ans 2x140mm intakes, and 1x120mm and 2x140mm exhausts, plus the gpu exhausting too. Overall, landing a slighlty negative pressure in the case, but, given the really good fan filters and the insane airflow in the case, next to no dust builds up in it.

Evdog123456789 1 point 1 month ago

good build may consider

joezim007 0 points 6 months ago

Gorgeous... if only you didn't need to spend so much money to get b/w Noctua stuff!

blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Shhh... We don't talk about money here, this is a safe place!!!

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blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

They are IPC 67, so:

IP67 equipment is 100% protected against solid objects like dust and sand, and it has been tested to work for at least 30 minutes while under 15cm to 1m of water.

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blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks a lot!

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blackzaru submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you again I guess!